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Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistance force. so how did this affair come to light? when this woman, jill kelley, a married tampa bay socialite, complained to the fbi that she was receiving harassing e-mails from an anonymous sender. she
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 1:35am EST
extramarital affair and has resigned as director of the cia. the fbi had begun an investigation of the affair. >> patraeus calmed his unbehavior unacceptable for a cia director and he quit this afternoon. gary nurenberg is here on with what this all means. >> reporter: anita used the word legendary. patraeus wrote the book on how the cia conducted campaign. he changsd the wars in iraq and -- changed the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he was revered. >> he's described by many as the most influential and the most important general of his generation. >> reporter: that was his legacy until friday when it was revealed the fbi had begun an investigation of e-mails he exchanged with 39-year-old journalist paula broadwell, the author of a book about him. patraeus called his behavior unacceptable and said after being married for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. president obama accepted the -- he said he witches them the very best at this time. patraeus, a military phd changed the war in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's enormously important. >>
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> under fire. while scandal surrounding former cia chief david pest pet and general allen widen, leon panetta cautions by jumping to conclusions. >> outbreck investigation. lawmakers question behind the meningitis outbreak. >> officers put their lives on the line to stop a shooting at a sikh temple. >> he shot me in the back of the skull and as silly as it sounds i thought to myself is that not enough? >> he's not leaving this parking lot and he's not getting back inside the church. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us righ
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
frightened and she went to the fbi. >> more fallout tonight from the cia scandal that took down the director and another key female figure has been identified in this case. hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this sunday night. more details and intrigue tonight in the unfolding scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. we now have a name for the woman who went to the fbi setting off the investigation that revealed an extramarital affair and led to petraeus' resignation. her family now has a washington attorney in crisis management team. also new tonight, lawmakers will hold hearings to determine why congress was not kept more fully informed about that fbi investigation. matt jablow picks up the story from here. >> reporter: david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the country's most decorated veterans, former cia director and retired army general okay david petraeus. his accomplishments notwithstanding, most lawmakers agree that petraeus simply had to go after t
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
the shooting is investigated. >>> he's not -- . >> but this morning, former cia director david petraeus will be on capitol hill to testify about the deadly consulate attack in libya two months ago. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live on the hill with more on this story. good morning surae. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. well, lawmakers say this will strictly be on the investigation of the attacks in benghazi. former cia director david petraeus will be grilled on what he knew when before, during and after the attacks. the closed door hearing will be his first public appearance since resigning and admitting to an affair with his biographer a week ago. yesterday the intelligence committee members were given a timeline of events and shown realtime classified videos captured from security cameras at the consulate and a drone overhead. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. and so the opportunity to get his views i think are very important. -- is very important. >> are there still questions out ther
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harass emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. kelly went to the fbi after receiving emails from broadwell. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last friday. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach, but retired general richard meyers told cbs this morning with investigations of this nature notifying superiors is common. >> we saw lots of investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet, but that the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal petraeus had been scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. acting cia director mike morrell will testify instead. >> from my point of view it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered petraeus' extramarital fair with his biographer paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelley, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. k
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
the cia confirmed to them susan rice was told spontaneous protests over the antiislam film sparked the attack. >> we do not have information at present. >> reporter: rice was given the information as part of an up classifying briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block reese from becoming the -- rice from becoming the next secretary of state because of her assertions the attack didn't appear to be preplanned. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the cia also opening an exploratory investigation into the conduct of its former director petraeus. as you know he resigned from his position last friday after the fbi revealed he had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. investigators want to know if petraeus did or told broadwell anything which may have compromised national security >>> despite the efforts to improve mental health programs, suicide rates are going up for active members of the --
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
tonight general david petraeus, by now you know all about the former general and now former cia director who had to resign in the wake of that extramarital affair, but delmus from woodbridge says it's not all his fault. general petraeus devoted his entire life to the military, became a four star general, wrote the book on how to fight the war in iraq and afghanistan. along comes a female and destroys his entire life and family for the sake of what? i say she knew what she was doing. let's check her background for being an agent of a foreign government. i guess anything is possible, but the woman in question didn't destroy the general's life and career without a good bit of help from him and what about her family and life? then there was this on last week's election result, harold from germantown saying president obama has no mandate. winning by 2% is hardly a mandate. perhaps mr. obama also has a different begin of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more -- definition of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more demanding of the republicans. this will get u
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
cia director this week. the former cia director had this reaction. >> i don't think it affects the institution. obviously it will have an emotional affect, but in terms of the agency doing its job, no, not at all. with regard to general petraeus's career, history many judge that and history wi judge his tremendous contribution to american security over his entire career. >> the broadwell is married and has two children. >>> tomorrow is veteran's day. the nation will because to honor all those who served. the holiday and ceremonies on monday. tonight we've got a story about one veteran whose patriotism istaking a hit. ken molestina explains why the symbol of this country is causing the man heartache and disappointment tonight. >> reporter: if you ask any true red-blooded american they'll tell you our flag stands for, among other things, our pride and our history. so you can imagine why one chevy chase neighbor is up in arms after he says he's being forced to store his neighborhood flag that is tattered and torn beyond recognition. >> it gives me the impression people don't care. >>
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 1:35am EST
. >>> the scandal involving former cia director david patraeus continues to unfold. >> and here is the latest tonight. the army has suspended paula broadwell aus security clearance. she was -- broadwell's security clearance. her complaint about the threatening e-mails made to fbi agent frederick humphreys are the ones that revealed the patraeus affair. tonight we're also hearing from general john allen, he's the top commander in afghanistan and he says he will fully cooperate with the investigation. thousands of e-mails have been discovered between him and joe kelly. both maintain they have done nothing wrong and the president today was weighing in. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative indication. >> as for general john allen, the white house and lawmakers continued to express confidence in his leadership, but his promotion is on hold. >>> from addition to discussing the patraeus scandal, president obama addressed the fiscal cliff and the attack on libya today. it's his first press conference since his re
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
tonight to the saga of the former cia director, david petraeus who resigned on friday after they discovered evidence of the affair he was having. they are now demanding answers about why they were not kept more fully informed about the month-long investigation. >> david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the most decorated veteran, former cia director and retired army general david petraeus. >> general petraeus turned around a lot. >> reporter: his accomplishments is not what's outstanding. they agree that he simply had to go after the fbi uncovered an affair he was having with a 40-year-old westpoint graduate who wrote a biography on petraeus, which was published earlier this year. >> i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> reporter: the fbi discovered petraeus' affair with her, while investigating claims from a second woman that broadwell was sending her second e-mails. that second woman has been identified as the 37-year-old woman who was the state department liaison to the m
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
in the camethat forced cia director david petraeus to resign. the military is taking action against the woman involved in the case and we also know the name of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation, bob orr is here in washington. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. cbs news now has learned that several months ago tampa socialite jill kelley sent a series of emails to david petraeus complaining about the upsetting messages that kelley had received from broadwell, petraeus' mistress. kelley took those messages to a friend who was an fbi agent a key first step in exposing the whole scandal. law enforcement sources now identify that agent as 47-year-old frederick humphries. they describe humphries as a solid veteran counterterrorism agent. humphries took kel chip's complaint about harassing emails to the tampa cyber squaund a move that triggered the investigation that one covered the affair of broadwell and petraeus and led to the investigation of general john allen. at the white house the president for the first time addressed the scandal and praise
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
weekend. we want to begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus who admitted to having an extramarital affair. petraeus, one of the most decorated four star army generals was credited with turning around the u.s. war in iraq and lead agnew effort in afghanistan before becoming the head of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in our washington bureau and good morning to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning. david petraeus was one of america's most revered soldiers and as head of the cia in charge of some of the nation's most delicate operations. word of his resignation sent shockwaves through all of president only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house. david petraeus is not the first high ranking washington official to have an affair. but he is the first cia director to resign because of one. petraeus indiscretions came to the attention of the fbi. they were conducting an investigation into what
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> former cia director david petraeus will appear on capitol hill tomorrow. the retired general is set to testify about what he knew about the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. his testimony comes as we are learning more about the scandal that forced him to resign. we've got the latest. >> reporter: anita and dave, days after stepping down as head of the cia, david petraeus will tell congress what he knows about the deadly attack. as the increasing sex scandal unfolds. >> reporter: the former cia director will meet with lawmakers behind closed doors on friday to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. it is his first public appearance since resigning in disgrace over an affair with his biographer. the attorney general said that petraeus did not put the nation at risk. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered the affair, investigating e- mails she sent to jill kelley and the general who exceeded petraeus as the u.s. commander in afghanistan. and now the pentag
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
she's going to visit petraeus in washington at the cia and petraeus is telling this to broadwell, and broadwell and he have just broken off. so you can watch the wheels turning there, she's thinking did he throw me over for her. and then the broadwell e-mail starts. so you've got -- kelley knows broadwell. broadwell knows kelley. they both know petraeus. and this circle has become the house of cards. >> then there's the fbi agent in tampa who knows kelley. >> okay, so how does he know kelley? where does she get an fbi agent who says i can get a criminal investigation started into these harassing e-mail bs by the fbi. she meets him when she attends a program where they learn how the fbi works. he does a briefing there. she chats him afterwards. when this happens, and this is much later, she contacts him and says i have this problem, can you get me to the right person. he brings her to the cyber squad. >> quick question again on paula broadwell. we've been led to believe that the fbi thinks there's nothing wrong, she had no classified documents. but last night, the fbi spent four h
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes them as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers returning to washington want the hear what he has to -- to hear what he has to say about the giddily attack on the -- deadly att
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
morning the cia is releasing new information on the consulate attack in libya. that story is coming up. >> plus, campaign 2012 ramps back up as mitt romney returns to virginia. president obama also gets a big endorsement. >> and turnovers, the big story for virginia tech last night. killing any chance they had of getting to ten wins this year. keep it here, we'll be right back. >>> 5:09. another chill hi morning. we've got temperatures in the 30s and 40s out this. it will be another breezy day. and we start with mostly cloudy skies. once the sunrise comes and i know we have some breaks now probably seeing some stars overhead but disturbance is going to come through with clouds and a few mountain rain and snow showers, by noon 51. i expect nor sunshine this afternoon with a high of 51 or so and a 6:00 p.m. temperature of 50. the winds could be over 20. let's check in with monika with a look at timesaver traffic. >>> beltway is looking great at st. barn bus road. a live look at the chart ram is. on the outer loop -- camera. on the inner loop for the wilson bridge and beyond across the
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
week after david petraeus resigned as the head of the cia, he was back on capitol hill today testifying about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. as emmy schmidt reports, lawmakers want answers about what he knew about the attack that killed four americans, including a u.s. ambassador. >> various scenarios. >> reporter: david petraeus ended a week in the spotlight behind closed congressional doors. >> general petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. >> reporter: the attack in libya has become a political issue over when the obama administration knew what prompted the attack. spontaneous reaction to an anti- muslim video or terrorists. now, impressions of the meeting are mixed. >> so much of this confusion arises because of the difference between what is classified and what is unclassified. >> he told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved there the start. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. >> reporter: he said petraeus testified he had no direct contact in developing the talking points used by susan rice. the u.s. ambassador
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 1:35am EST
. consulate in benghazi. acting cia director mike morell will testify instead. >>> we're expecting closing arguments in the preliminary hearing for staff sergeant robert bails. he's charged with killing 7 adults and 9 children, civilians murdered in the middle of the night last march in the afghan villages. >>> over the weekend several wounded children testified at his hearing. a video link from afghanistan to a military base in washington state where bails is in custody. after tomorrow's closing arguments, the military will decide whether to move forward with a full-blown court- martial, a conviction could lead to the death penalty. >>> we've been trying to keep you up-to-date about the fiscal cliff, where taxes go up and spending goes down in a combination which virtuallyguarantees a recession. >> what is the congress and the president did agree on a plan to avoid the cliff and that recession, could that make things worse? gary nurenberg, what did you find? >> reporter: derek, keep in mind that the whole idea was to pay down the deficit to begin getting the country out of its $14
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
friday when we found out the affair between the very much married, now former cia director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. >> you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37- year-old jill kelley complained to a friend, an fbi agent. that would be this person here, that she was receiving threatening e-mails, reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation, and that put the lid on this. general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus' place is now being investigated. seems when the fbi was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20 to 30,000 pages of back and forth between jill kelley and allen. some say they're potentially inappropriate, maybe even crossing the line. some say that other than a dear or a sweetheart, there's nothing going on. in another twist, remember that fbi agent, the one who started looking into the threatening e- mails? he's apparently now being investigated for sending shirtless pictures via e-mail over to kelley. he's now off the case. this is jill kelley
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
the scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign and congress demands answers about the timing of the fbi investigation. >>> compromise on capitol hill? some republicans are saying it is time to make a deal to keep the government away from the fiscal cliff. >>> a new report says a pilot shortage could cripple the airline industry. captain sully sullenberger say he's not buying it. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> this is something that could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> lawmakers demand answers. as the petraeus scandal widens. >> the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. paula says to another woman in a private g-mail account raises security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the e
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
replace david patraeus at the cia. and choose a handful of new cabinet members including a new secretary of state. republicans have been critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 301 and swanson road. a spokes person with the prince georges c
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
. >> for sure. >>> even as new details of the scandal that forced him out of cia director continue to emerge on friday general david petraeus appeared on capitol hill and he was summoned to testify about the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya, that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. margaret brennan is here with the story. >> good morning, rebecca. david petraeus first briefed congress about the attack in benghazi days after the assault. yesterday he made clear the cia knew then that al qaeda was behind the attack but that intelligence was considered classified. avoiding cameras on capitol hill former cia director david petraeus slipped behind closed doors to brief house and senate intelligence members deadly assault on the benghazi consulate in libya on september 11th. four americans were killed in the attack including ambassador chris stevens. when asked by lawmakers to explain the cia's talking point memo circulated after the assault, petraeus is said to have described the assault as a terrorist attack. the cia points to intercepts of cell phone calls
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
chef someday. i want to study law. i don't want to become a lawyer, i want to become a cia agent. young people i think, do need a mentor because you know, we don't know everything and you know all the people they've experienced stuff that we haven't. i would like to be a baseball player. as long as there's somebody behind you, pushing you, and supporting you, then you feel that you always have the strength to keep going. each of our children has hopes and dreams for their future. help them get there. become a mentor. >>> this month marks five year since sean taylor's murder. this weekend, the team honored the late safety as one of the 80 greatest redskins. here's dave owens. >> reporter: that was sean taylor. a 6'2," 220-pound heat seeking missile of a man who thrust himself into opponents and the hearts of fans. >> what did he mean? hard hits. come on, he was awesome. >> reporter: his style rugged intimidating and yet strikingly smooth. helped form a love affair with burgundy and gold nation, here's proof. a recent chilly morning in northern virginia. fans of 21 wait in line to
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
the fbi, cia, pentagon, the white house, and congress. >> i am puzzled by much of what has occurred in the fbi investigation. >> reporter: the former cia director admitted to an affair with broadwell which came to light when the fbi investigated what one u.s. official has described as a jealous e-mail broadwell sent to kelley. now general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley e-mail messages one defense official described as flirtation. authorities are scouring 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> it really makes you wonder how he would have even the time to do it and the motivation to do that from afar. >> reporter: the news about allen which the national security council spokesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
morning, lawmakers grilled the former head of the cia about the terror attack in benghazi. as danielle nottingham reports, the sex scandal that forced general david petraeus to step down only came up once. >>reporter: former cia director david petraeus made his first public appearance since a sex scandal forced him to resign last week. he testified before congress about the terror attack in benghazi that took the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya, but petraeus did not answer a key question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the sep
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 1:35am EST
will ever find peace. 9news. >>> and the former cia director david petraeus was on capitol hill today telling lawmakers what he knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> general petraeus' briefing was comprehensive. i think it was important to have it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along that the terrorists carried out the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. they also addressed his resignation. he quit last friday after admitting to an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured him his personal situation that had no baring on theinvestigation. >>> the president and the congressional leaders spent their day today trying to find a budget compromise. if they don't find a way to do it in the next 45 days, huge tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in on january 1. that could send us spiraling into yet another recession. well after today's meeting, congressional leaders se
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but th
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 1:35am EDT
compound in libya. the cia says it rushed in security teams within 25 minutes of the start of the attack. they took control of the effort to evacuate u.s. personnel but despite their efforts, ambassador chris stephens and two other citizens were killed. >>> and life is still a far cry from normal in "new york post" sandy. we have a story on life in one of the hardest hit states. >>> when you have a city with the largest subbasis testimony, when it is down, it is crippling. some lines were up today. but you cannot escape post sandy new york. >> reporter: everywhere you go, it is there. >> everything has been touched by sandy. >> reporter: from long island, where houses are destroyed, lights out, cars dead, still. to new york city, where frustration is the new normal. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: here, three long days in the dark and three long hours for gas are taking their toll. speaking of tolls are free, but you pay in waiting. if you have less than three people in the car you don't get over a bridge or new a tunnel. >> move to the front, let's go. >> reporter: no news st
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
that broke down cia director david patraeus. they'll ask about thousands of emails between a tampa socialite. daniel nottingham has more. >> reporter: he will testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. before he handed in his resignation he was scheduled to appear at hearings this week. the details of the new hearings are being worked out. president obama is expected to face questions about the scandal that forced patraeus to step down at a news conference today. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
president of the united states, who is commander in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down together tomorrow, trying to keep the company from, or should i say the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. it is an ugly mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could put the economy back into recession. and those cuts are likely to hit our r
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
have played a big role in the scandal that forced david petraeus to step down as head of the cia, those e-mails reportedly sent to a female family friend of petraeus, sent from paula broadwell with whom petraeus was having an fair. get all that? apparently broadwell felt the family friend was get doing close to petraeus. the woman -- getting too close to petraeus. the woman who received the e- mails called the fbi and that touched off the whole thing. >>> now some claim the president is not keeping an important promise. coming up at 7:00 more on the plea from the vets to the federal government at 7:00. >>> still to come in this half hour they are designed to ease congestion along the beltway. we'll take a closer look at the options to pay to use the new express lanes opening this weekend. >> very warm today but no record highs. here's what goes in the books, 72 the official high at national, 49 the low, averages 60 and 42. we'll come back and talk about a little reality check for temperatures, tell you when the rain rolls in and how cold it's going to get. >> but first what could prove
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
the cia. after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon the president graciously accepted my resignation." the president released a statement accepting the resignation adding going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency and has built a reputation fighting for the rights of military families. >> outside the gates of military installations there's usually a strip out there with the buy here, pay here car dealers, the check cashing, the payday loans, the pawn shops. always for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: her work has been to protect those families. >> i realize some of what you're going through. >> reporter: under a na
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
israel's attacks on gaza aggression the world needs to stop. >>> former cia director david petraeus was the on capitol hill. meanwhile the investigation into the sex camethat cost petraeus his job is heating up. the cia opened up an glags into petraeus conduct. defense secretary leon panetta asked the joint chiefs to review ethics training for officers and eric holder commented on the petraeus affair said there was no security breach or threat to national security. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. general petraeus may be asked about this extramarital affair but the focus today is on benghazi. petraeus went to libya after the killings and these leaders believe he has specific information no one else can offer. former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight. >> director petraeus went to tripoli, he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. >> reporter: house senate intelligence memb
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
thursday, november 15, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary a the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his fami
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
minutes away from telling congress what the cia was doing in benghazi. >> breaking news, air raid sirens and explosion, violence escalates in the middle east. israel inches closer to sending ground forces into gaza. we're at the border. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell is in studio 57 today to talk concussions, expansion and why your kids should still play football. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we lost fouramericans. >> are there still questions out there? you bet. we're going to continue to work to get those answers. >> former cia director dave petraeus heads to capitol hill. >> he'll testify behind closed doors about that deadly september 11th attack on benghazi. >> cia announce it's launching an investigation into petraeus' conduct ile he was still in charge of the agency. >> petraeus says no classified information was shared. >> fire was exchanged between israel and hamas. >> this battle is escalating. >> israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> as long as i've been here i haven't
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a puppeteer in an under age sexual relationship is recanting his story. >> a driver coming from nowhere, losing control, crashing into traffic. >> all that -- >> a scare fall came last night. she hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> ash and all that matters. >> the diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
up at 6:11. back to you guys. >>> thank you monika. former cia director david petraeus will be on the hill this morning, he's going to testify about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> he was scheduled to appear before a congress until intelligence committee -- congressional intelligence committee yesterday but that was put on hold following his resignation last week. >> 9news now reporter surae chinn is live from capitol hill with more on the hearings today. good morning surae. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. this is day two of the hearings but for the first time hearing from petraeus in these hearings. lawmakers say they're strictly focused on the attacks in benghazi. former cia director david petraeus will be grilled on what he knew when before, during and after the assault. the closed door hearing will be his first public appearance since resigning and admitting to an affair with his biographer a week ago. yesterday, the intelligence committee members were given a time lin of events and shown realtime classified videos captured from security
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
national security leadership. he changed the course of iraq and afghanistan becoming cia director 14 months ago. >> i'm taking off the uniform i've worn proudly for 37 years to do this job i think in the right way. >> reporter: the fbi began an investigation of e-mails between petraeus and 39-year- old journalist paula broadwell who had writn a book about his leadership of the afghanistan war but apparently found no intelligence had been compromised. it seemed inevitable the fbi investigation and the affair would become public. petraeus made it public first with a resignation calling his behavior unacceptable saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the president accepted the resignation saying going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency where she has concentrated on pro
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
>> tonight continuing fallout from the ris ig-- resignation of cii-- cia director david petraeus. congress returns this week but can it avoid the fiscal cliff? david martin outlines the budget cuts the pentagon is facing. california's vote for higher taxes for schools. carter evans talks to teachers and kids. >> we want to have a good life, we want to have great careers. >> jeff: and on this veteran's day lee cowan hears from parents who lost their only child to a man wearing an afghan army uniform. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his depar ture. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f business, uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too clo
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
, 9 news. >>> the scandal surrounding former cia director and general petraeus is getting deeper and that much tougher to follow tonight. now they're investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and investigators say allen exchanged thousands of e-mails with july kelley. she is the -- jill kelley. she is the woman who claims the biographer petraeus was having the affair with sent her threatening e-mails. capitol hill hearings on allen's promotion have been delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander of europe. >> despite his resignation, they still want petraeus to testify about the consulate attack in benghazi. first of all, how bad does it look for general allen? he says he didn't do anything wrong, but there's talk of these e-mails as being flirtatious, whatever that means. >> reporter: exactly. sure, 's been a tough few days for general allen since the fbi probe implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious a
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
today. >>> coming up on 4:37. here's a look at the other stories making news now. the cia says it rushed security teams within 25 minutes of the start of -- u.s. consulate -- the bombing at the u.s. consulate in libya in september. the response team took control of the mission to evacuate u.s. personnel but despite the effort, ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed including two cia officers. >>> the japanese government has filed a formal complaint with u.s. officials after an incident involving misbehavior by u.s. troops allegedly on the island of okinawa. authorities on okinawa say a 24- year-old airman is suspected of entering an apartment and punching a young boy before falling out of the third floor window. he was allegedly drunk at the time and this incident comes a few weeks after two navy sailors were arrested and charged with raping local woman. >>> a 70-year-old california woman got really lucky twice. here's whyment she woke up $23 million richer after coming forward to claim her fortune months after the winning ticket was purchased. now the woma
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
tonight, president obama is weighing in on the scandal that took down the head of the cia and threatening the future of one general. >> the entanglement is overshadowing economic issues. >> and we have team coverage tonight on the patraeus scandal. talked about the media circus that has converged on their neighborhood. first daniel has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: the president opened news conference with talk of jobs, economy and fiscal cliff. >> first public comments about the scandal involving david patraeus. >> provided this country an extraordinary service. we are davis because of the work he has done. >> he resigned from the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered he had an affair. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. looking into e-mail communication with jill kelley. complaint to the fbi revealed the patraeus affair. >> obama is holding judgment
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